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Wednesday, 23 November 1910

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - The desire is to deal with stationery in a comprehensive way, and to bring all under the same duties, namely, 30 and 25 per cent.

Senator Vardon - But why?

Senator FINDLEY - Because all manufactured stationery should be treated in the same way.

Senator Millen - Is there any difficulty in distinguishing between different kinds of stationery?

Senator FINDLEY - I understand that there is little or no difficulty, but it is a glaring anomaly that there should be different duties for different kinds of manufactured stationery. The object of these amendments is to bring about uniformity, and to do justice. is no reason why the importer of one kind of stationery should be given an advantage over an importer of another kind of stationery.

Senator Vardon - The fact is that none of these goods are imported.

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